Nature-based solutions for Land- and Seascapes in Indonesia (LASSO)

Indonesia is one of the 17 "megadiverse" countries on earth. Inadequate landscape management and unsustainable land use threaten the archipelago's precious ecosystems. The project therefore supports partner institutions to improve the management of terrestrial and marine areas and to promote the use of nature-based solutions (NbS) for ecosystem protection and restoration as well as climate-resilient income generation. Together with partner institutions at the national level, the project develops a data-based management strategy that combines terrestrial and marine planning and is being piloted in three provinces. With communities in the pilot provinces, approaches are implemented that promote ecosystem restoration while providing income opportunities (e.g. eco-tourism in mangroves). The project will also improve a bankable approach for restauration and market and financing access for farmers. A knowledge platform ensures the cross-regional exchange of experience between the provinces.

Project data

IKI funding
700,000.00 €
05/2022 till 03/2023
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
Implementing Partner
  • Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI)
  • International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF))*
  • SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Viet Nam

State of implementation/results

    The preparation phase of the project includes the following topics:
    • Preparation and submission of a full project proposal for the implementation phase of the project within the first five months.
    • Preparation and transition to the implementation phase of the project starting in spring 2023.
    • Harmonization of the "Blue Economy" concept with the Post-2020 Indonesian Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (IBSAP) and its integration into the next national development plans starting in autumn 2022.
    • Furthermore, three country missions in the period June - July 2022 in the pilot provinces North & West Kalimantan and Central Java are planned in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.
  • After the end of the preparatory phase, a decision will be made on further funding by the International Climate Initiative.

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